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2014 Prizes - Call for projects

Prizes Call for projects

Short film category

  • Ciclic Prize: 35,000 EUR and a 6-month residency at the Château-Renault Centre.
  • Rhône-Alpes Cinéma/Bourse des festivals Prize: 7,600 EUR plus 50 % from the CNC toward production costs for the award-winning short.
  • Arte France Prize: pre-purchase of a short film for broadcast on the TV magazine Court-circuit.
  • SACD Prize: 5,000 EUR plus an invitation for the winner to the Festival (travel + 2 nights hotel stay).
  • Folimage "La Résidence©" Prize: an 8-12 month residency at Folimage Studio for the Cartoucherie in Bourg-lès-Valence (Drôme).
  • Abbaye de Fontevraud Prize: a month's residency at the Abbaye de Fontevraud (Maine-et-Loire).
  • Cube Creative Productions Prize: one-month residency at Cube Creative Studio (Paris) with technical assistance provided to develop the winning project.

TV Series and category

  • Disney Channel Prize for a New Series: $5,000 development aid for the winning project
  • Ciclic Prize: 25,000 EUR and a 2-month residency at the Château-Renault Centre.

Transmedia category

  • CITIA Imaginove Prize: invitation to the Forum Blanc 2015.
  • France Télévisions New Writing Prize: a development contract with the company leading the project chosen by France Télévisions.
  • Ina EXPERT Prize: a two-day training period for projects.
  • SACD "interactive works" Prize: 2,000 EUR creative aid.

A word about the partners

  • Western Digital

    Western Digital, Mifa Pitches Official Partner


  • Abbaye de Fontevraud

    Abbaye de Fontevraud Prize
    The Abbaye de Fontevraud, a writing residence unique in Europe, is honoured to be associated with the short film Call for Projects for the sixth consecutive year. It offers a one-month residency and provides professional support for the winning project.

  • Arte

    ARTE France Prize
    Since its creation, Arte has been supporting animation as co-producers, buying or pre-purchasing short film projects by first-time filmmakers or established creative artists.
    More than any other format, short films offer freedom and open up opportunities for innovating writing and productions shown in the Court-circuit show every Friday around midnight.
    Partner of the Call for Projects since its inception, Arte France encourages young talent by buying first or second film projects to encourage young talents.

  • Ciclic

    Ciclic Prize
    For the past 8 years, Ciclic, Regional Agency Centre for books, images and digital culture, has been an enthusiastic partner of Annecy's Call for Projects in the short film category. All of the films that have won the Ciclic Prize in the past have been produced or are currently in production. This strong partner, crowned with success, permits Ciclic the chance to discover new talents or to accompany experienced authors during their creative process.
    To celebrate their new financial aid packages for animation, Ciclic has also decided to be a partner for Annecy's Call for Projects in the TV Series and Specials category.

  • Cube Creative Productions

    Cube Creative Prize
    Call for Projects for Annecy Festival!
    Each year, this important event gives producers and broadcasters a chance to find scriptwriting jewels. Cube, which has been working in both technical and artistic film production for five years now, is pleased to continue encouraging the production of short films made by young talent from the best animation schools.

  • Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Disney Channel Prize
    Disney Channel is proud to be part of the Mifa Call for Projects, because it gives a voice and a platform to new projects and new creators. We're looking for the hit shows and prize winners of tomorrow, and the people that will make them. Annecy is a uniquely important event in our annual calendar, not just because of its beautiful location and its fine cheese, but because it combines the world's leading animation festival with a market dedicated to animation. Similarly, the Mifa Call for Projects provides an important intersection between art and commerce in which a diverse cross-section of international talent can take a first shot at pitching new ideas to the market. We're thrilled to help make this happen.

  • Folimage

    Folimage "La Résidence©" Prize
    La Résidence© of Folimage is a package open to animation filmmakers searching for producers. As of today, over twenty-five short films have benefited from this opportunity and circulated the international festivals as a result.
    Numerous partners join up with La Résidence©: The CNC, CANAL+FAMILY, the Rhône-Alpes Region, Nadasdy Film, Nathan Publications, l'Abbaye de Fontevraud, Le Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse in Montreuil and CITIA.

  • France TV nouvelles écritures

    France Télévisions New Writing Prize
    France Télévisions has embarked on an ambitious policy of digital and transmedia creation. With this in mind, we would like to encourage new writing, transmedia projects and the hybridisation of genres. This prize reflects this context and provides assistance to develop the winning project.

  • Ina EXPERT

    Ina EXPERT Prize
    An international centre of expertise in digital media and content, Ina EXPERT is a unique crossroads between the world of education and business. Students, professionals and researchers come there to learn, improve, meet and develop audiovisual and digital sciences and professions.
    Every year, with its 500 internships, Ina EXPERT trains 3,500 professionals from all over the world and steps into higher education with its Ina SUP programme covering studies from HND to specialised Masters.
    At the forefront of research (restoration, digital back-up of images, content protection, semiology of media, etc.), Ina EXPERT looks after a number of creative works and is involved in numerous international projects: The GRM Tools and l'Acousmographe, developed by the GRM (musical research group) or even Signature, protective video content software, designed and developed since 2005.

  • Rhône-Alpes Cinéma

    Rhône-Alpes Cinéma/Bourse des Festivals Prize
    For the sixth year running, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma is partnering the Call for Projects through its Bourse des festivals, created by the CNC to allow feature film producers to use its support fund to provide financial assistance to a short film. This also gives the Bureau des auteurs of Rhône-Alpes Cinéma the opportunity to support an animation short film director.

  • SACD

    SACD Prize (short film category)
    For the last 25 years, SACD (Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques) has been awarding a prize to a short film project at the Mifa Call for Projects. This private-copy prize of 5,000 EUR is judged by a panel of authors and given to French short film project scriptwriters.
    Georges Tzanos and Pascal Mirleau, Animation Administrators

    SACD Prize (transmedia category)
    "The SACD supports and guides authors from all fields, including those producing interactive works. In this context, it is commited to the creation of new forms of works related to new media. It also follows the convergence of audiovisual, video game and digital editing and supports the emergence of narrative universes including transmedia works. As part of the cultural activities financed by the private copy, the SACD awards an "interactive works" prize to the winner of the transmedia Call for Projects."
    Catherine Cuenca, Interactive Creation Administrator